“Public education is in crisis — and it has been for some time. The problem is, no one can agree on the problem, and when there is no agreement on the problem, developing solutions is nearly impossible.” Thus writes Matthew Lambert in his new book, Privatization and the Public Good: Public Universities in the Balance, an analysis of present-day public higher education, which is currently plagued by momentous challenges.
In this week's Harvard EdCast, Lambert examines the challenges plaguing present-day public universities and reflects on the direction this increasingly privatized system is heading.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.